Snippets of Bay Village History: How the Lake Shore Electric right-of-way became a garden

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  • A 1940 Cleveland News article shows residents sprucing up the tracks.

  • John Fleeman and the twins standing in their "new" backyard – a portion of the abandoned interurban railway that ran behind their house. Behind the trellis is the Wischmeyer interurban shelter.

  • 26758 Russell Road in the 1930s.

  • Fleeman's third place ribbon from the Bay Village Garden Club in 1939.

  • The right-of-way bed before the gardens were put in.

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